So,

what do you think about universal health care?

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9 Responses to So,

  1. Shawn says:

    Pure gut reaction…. You mean Socialism? I am not impressed with the way government run anything has turned out. I mean public education HELLO, Burke High School, 6 Principles in 7 years and never met a goal for improvement. Where do you go to petition? And what if you live in a state where the quality of health care matches the quality of public education (like SC being 48th or 49th in the country)? I am not personally for funding incompetent and ineffective bureaucracy with even higher taxes.

    That being said, I am for churches providing healthcare to those who need it, like the example of the Samaritan helping take care of the man left for dead. Churches should figure out how to get back in the business of providing for those who need care. Jesus had a reputation for that as I recall. I mean all the hospitals in Texas are “Presbyterian” or “United Methodist” or “Baylor (Baptist)” or Saint Someone, yet they are all concerned about being a business instead of a service/ministry.

    But it has been a long day and you left an open door for a soapbox, sorry. What do you think?

  2. katie says:

    I think this should never happen:

    For want of a dentist
    Maryland boy, 12, dies after bacteria from tooth spread to his brain
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17372104/

  3. cheryl says:

    i agree whole heartedly. socialism has its roots in christian ideas (well, besides the fact that humans are evil at heart, and therefore societies of such will inevitably collapse) a dream i have, thanks in part to 6 years at heritage, my own personal hpv soapbox and a lot of bono, have a dream to one day open a clinic in africa/eastern europe where women can get free healthcare, abortion recovery, etc. i’m glad i love a very wealthy God.

  4. Shawn says:

    My wife has always wanted to open an orphanage in Africa. Maybe we can get a combination facility up and running…

    Anyway, I think we need to realize that the government is being asked to provide for the people because the church is being seen as incapable/irrelevant of meeting the same needs. The government and political parties are where people are looking to for marital rights, civil rights, health care, education, homelessness, unemployment, poverty, etc. Those are all church issues that we should be addressing. But people think that is what government is for, so when the government actually does its God ordained job of killing evil doers and protecting the society from lawlessness, people are enraged that they are not taking care of the social issues! I say let the church do its job, let families do their job, and let the government do its job. We can all benefit from the fulfillment of ordained institutions.

  5. cheryl says:

    i have a friend from high school, and he really wants to build an orphanage in africa. more and more people around me are saying the same things. hmmm. is God moving here?

    shawn, i’m just blessed to be pastored by someone like you! blessed.

  6. Sam says:

    okay, i really want to join this discussion- but i got zero sleep last night and am alive only through diet dr. pepper, so unable to form coherent thoughts on the ramifications on the socialism/socialist views on this. just know that i too appreciate you, shawn, as a pastor, and friend and cheryl and katie as friends with brains. they’re hard to find nowadays.

    ps-HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHERYL!!

  7. cheryl says:

    katie, i just read the story and i’m fighting tears. and not the sad, heart break kind of tears. the ones that come with rage.

  8. katie says:

    yeah.

  9. Shawn says:

    humbled on this end.

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